First heat-related death confirmed

We’re reminded yet again that temperatures in the triple digits are nothing to mess around with as the Arkansas Department of Heath confirmed the first heat-related death in the state this summer on Monday.

A department spokesperson wouldn’t say where or when the unnamed individual died, according to Arkansas News.

RELATED: New regulations for football practices went into effect yesterday as school commenced statewide with their first day of practice.

El Dorado High School Football Coach Scott Reed reported that the students did well to remain acclimated to the heat during the break and that the new regulations will ensure a close eye on each student’s progress through practices and games.

More in the seventh installment of our heat series tomorrow.

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